Music Therapy

Queen Margaret University


Are you a musician and interested in working with people? Music therapy may be the career for you. Music Therapists working in the UK must be registered with the HCPC and graduates of this course are eligible to apply for their HCPC registration.

Music therapy offers relational experiences through music. It is an established clinical intervention to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability.

As well as having a high level of practical musicianship and at least one year of experience of working in a caring profession, such as psychiatry, education, social services or the voluntary sector, students will be ready to learn about a variety of approaches to music therapy. With a strong emphasis on psychodynamic theory, students will be equipped to work in a person-centred way with people with a wide range of needs.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree in any subject or equivalent; a high standard of practical musicianship and flexibility on at least one instrument (for single-line instrumentalists or singers, proficiency on an harmonic instrument is also required) and one year relevant experience with people in the community, education or health settings.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


School of Health Sciences


Health Professions

SCQF Level